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the overnight implosion of the riviera... that left behind nothing but rubble. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... the building going down sent dust in the wind... sherry is tracking the gusts to see if the dirt is going to be blown all over the valley. ((brian loftus)) >> and... uncle sam ... going for gold! how much athletes have to pay ... if they decide to sell their medals. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8
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((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten. another piece of classic las vegas ... turned to rubble. ((brian loftus)) was imploded overnight.. you may remember just a couple months ago one of the towers was imploded .. to make way for a new convention center.. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and the final three buildings went down in a matter of seconds ... leaving nothing but piles of rubble... and a changing skyline along the strip. michael stevens is live outside where the riviera once stood .. with how it all went down. michael? ((michael stevens)) >> it's hard to believe it's
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just a lot of debris... and dust left from the riviera hotel and casino... a fixture of las vegas for 60 years. it was something to see the landmark go down... decades of history gone in about 20 seconds. it was around 2:30 this morning when the last part of the "riv" went down... it was followe a lot of history went down with those towers: ((dixie dooley: it's kinda bittersweet ya know? vegas moves forward all the time, it's always changing and different things are happening. and so it's bound to happen, but it's a sad thing to see all the memories go. )) ((michael stevens)) >> and speaking of
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rat pack original "ocean's 11" in 1960, the james bond film "diamonds are forever" and "casino" in 1995. let's not forget about all the huge headliners who performed there over the years... from liberace to dean martin... but the music stopped in may of last year after a 60-year run. of course this is the second implosion... it was about two months ago the first tower went down... now it's all gone. as the las vegas convention and way for a new chapter here in las vegas. brian, michelle? sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk))
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we're seeing much left of that suspended dust in the air after the implosion of the riviera tower overnight. the dust really just drifted and will eventually thin out. .......... but overnight the winds calmed down a lot from the afternoon ande at times. and calm for the implosion. ................ temps hit 108 yesterday - so not quite as hot as we first thought, but still very hot. ............ today will be very close again at 106 to 107.
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demetria, how are the roads? the right shoulder is blocked on northboujd i-15 near the charleston exit. a crash has been reported on the westbound 215 off-ramp to warm the west side at town center near summerlin medical. metro is also on the scene of a crash downtown on lv blvd. and bridger.
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a former boys and girls club youth director accused slated to be in court this morning. willis brown has a hearing scheduled at 7:30. he was arrested last week on three counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 16. we know of at least one victim, but police say they believe there are two more. brown worked at the boys and girls club on southern highlands parkway./// ((brian loftus)) an energy task force will meet today .. they're discussing policy changes that could make rooftop solar energy affordable for new
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take their cause to voters after a rate hike this year. they gathered more than double the number of signatures needed.. to put a referendum on the november ballot. but the nevada supreme court declared it was unfit. the fight continues as advocates are now trying to sway state lawmakers on the issue./// ((michelle mortensen)) more than 14- hundred new teachers are getting ready to teach in their new classrooms. the clark county education association is hosting it's annual new hire orientation today. hundreds of new teacr and around the country will attend. current school teachers will help welcome them.. as well as explain the new professional growth system. /// ((michelle mortensen)) and school supplies are on their way to more than 18 at risk schools in clark county... we want to thank our viewers who graciously donated lots of great things for the kids. 8 news now teamed up with smith's and silver state schools credit union to collect items for more than 3- thousand students. again, a big thank you to everyone who helped out!///
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traffic and you say this intersection is only making matters worse. ((michelle mortensen)) >> demetria looks into the problem, in "what's driving you crazy?" ((brian loftus)) plus.. a man waking up behind bars.. the arrest made in connection to the raging wildfire in california. ((michelle mortensen)) and... intense video of a rescue in louisiana's flood waters.. a look at the woman and her dog .... who for a second seemed like they woun' we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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streets in milwaukee were quieter last night ... after 2 nights of unrest. ((brian loftus)) >> this comes after police there shot and killed a man they say was armed and aimed his gun at officers. protesters injured at least 7 officers ... they were throwing rocks and glass bottles ... and bricks smashed against patrol cars. several businesses were torched ... as well as vehicles.. properties were destroyed and
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continued property damage makes it difficult to find a solution: (( (governor scott walker, (r) wisconsin) "if people continue to have the kind of reaction we've seen the last couple of days, continue to destruct property, continue to threaten or not threaten, but continue to do things that threaten the people that live in those neighborhoods, it's going to be hard to address those other issues in the future.")) ((brian loftus)) >> the governor declared a state of emergency. saturday night's protests were the most intense... hundreds of people crowded the streets, some armed. police say shots were fired in several parts of the city-- at as hospital. at least 31 people were arrested./// ((brian loftus)) in louisiana .. at least 7 people were killed .. after parts of the state were ravaged by historic flooding. ((michelle mortensen)) >> thousands of people were rescued and are waking up in shelters this morning-- many areas without power and declared disaster areas. ((brian loftus)) >> as don champion reports, louisiana is still in for some more flooding. floodwaters in ascension parish, south of baton rouge, continued to rise overnight... as the amite river began creeping over roadways. mayor mike lambert
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save homes from taking on water: (sot sorrento mayor mike lambert) we're not going to give up. we're going to stay until the bloody end. and if it knocks us down, we're going to get back up. we're going to rebuild the amite river is just one of many left dangerously high...following historic flooding in louisiana. -nats- this displaced resident broke down in tears...seeing the destruction to her home for the first time: (sot christina braud/ resident) "this is our entire life, that i worked my entire life for, just washed away." others like hailey brouillette are brh relief. she and her dog, sassy, were rescued by a good samaritan from their submerged car over the weekend. (sot david phung/rescuer) i couldn't do it from the boat so i just jumped in, i had to do what i had to do. (sot hailey brouillette) oh i was just thankful. i'm just thankful and blessed many residents in this region, who lived through hurricane katrina, are now having to start over a second time: (sot jerry savage/ evacuee) at that time i lost my mom too so everything is just recurring
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than 20 thousand people have been rescued in the state since the flooding began friday.... and the danger isn't over. scattered storms and showers are still in the forecast here through the end of the week. don champion cbs news baton rouge, louisiana. ((sherry swensk)) and in northern california ... police arrested a man they say is responsible for the massive wildfire burning out of control. 40- year- old damin h counts of arson. investigators say he's responsible for numerous fires over the past year and a half.. including the clayton fire that erupted over the weekend. it has charred at least 4- thousand acres and is just 5 percent contained. people in the area are devastated.. nearly 200 homes lost so far. (((mark giberson) "i haven't quite lost it (his composure) yet over the whole
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(trish lewis ) not knowing what's going on. not knowing if you have anywhere to go.)) ((sherry swensk)) >> so far, preliminary damage estimates total more than ten million dollars. the "clayton fire," is burning near the same areas scorched by three major wildfires last year./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk))
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the west and in california. the fire danger conditions in many dry areas with gusty winds and hot temperatures. ........ our sunrise seems a little later now and the days are naturally .................. temps are cooling to the 70s in a few neighborhoods... around southern nevada. ................... gusty winds for southern california............
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again today. ...... flooding in louisiana continues with more rain. .......... here at home....winds calmed down a lot from the afternoon and evening. they were gusting to over 35 mph at times. and calm for the implosion. ................ temps hit 108 yesterday - so not quite as hot as we first thought, but still very hot. ............ today will be very close again at 106 to 107. thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads. the 95 south exit to south rancho will be closed through the middle of next month. use mlk as a detour.
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working on the rtc's flamingo corridor improvements project. crews have been resurfacing this stretch and doing some utility work. expect closures through the end of the month. the athlete from the bahamas .. who dove for the gold. and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck! we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them.
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right now, we've got 75 medals.. 26 are gold ... 23 silver and 26 bronze. ((brian loftus)) >> coming in second place is china with 46 medals.. great britain with 41 ... and russia has 35./// ((brian loftus)) a surprise in the olympics yesterday... ((sherry swensk)) >> simone biles took home bronze in the balance beam event. she slipped and nearly fell.. biles says she's not disappointed in taking third place because it's still a huge she's just disappointed in her routine. gymnastics wraps up today with the floor final ... which some say is biles' strongest routine./// ((brian loftus)) >> and it was a photo finish in the women's 400 meters sprint. shaunae miller from the bahamas won gold ... when she dove across the finish line. it was the country's first medal in rio. miller edged out america's allyson felix .. some say the dive wasn't fair or legal .. others say it showed she would sacrifice her body for the win.///
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the u-s women's water polo team beat brazil 13-3 in their quarterfinal match... they remain undefeated. team usa goes on to the semi-finals./// ((brian loftus)) and usa's christian taylor qualified in 1st place in triple jump for track and field with 17- point- 24 meters. taylor won the gold at the 2012 olympics in london for this event./// ((sherry swensk)) and get this-- all those american athletes scoring medals will have to pay uncle sam. olympic committee pays them 25 thousand for gold... 15 for silver.. and 10 for bronze. ((brian loftus)) it's dubbed the victory tax-- they could be charged up to 9- thousand- 900 dollars per gold medal... about 59- hundred for silver.. and 39 hundred for bronze. ((sherry swensk)) and if they sell or get rid of the medal-- they're taxed for it.. about 600 for gold, silver for 300 and next to nothing for bronze.///
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((sherry swensk)) as you can imagine ... it takes a lot of hard work to get the olympics. ((brian loftus)) >> but they don't just work hard-- they play hard, too! jacque jovic parties at the usa house in rio.
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stays here." "really? so it's more like a clubhouse right?" ((jacque)) the athletes say it's the perfect hangout. ((connor dwyer)) "you couldn't ask for a better night after winning an olympic medal, you just come kick it at the team usa house." ((jacque)) the band perry liked it so much... they considered becoming stowaways. ((the band perry)) "there are a ton of rooms and they look pretty empty so i bet we can sorta sneak in there and close the doors." "yeah.. just like camp out. i love it." ((jacque)) team usa chose the band perry's song 'live forever' as their official team song so neil, kim. e saw michael phelps g his 20th and 21st gold medal." "we started an actliael chant in the room itself. you know that first person that starts one and the rest of the room picks it ? we were them." hat was us.""we were the first was a proud moment." demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor kody says i'm no city engineer, but i think it's high time to
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extra turning lanes at the stephanie st. and american pacific dr. intersection. with the added traffic from two, new subdivisions, along with a new apartment complex on the way, this can only get worse! this is kind of an interesting situation because if you look at the northbound to westbound lefttu that there should be an extra lane here, but according to henderson, that's not the case. henderson explained to me that there are no current plans to add another turn lane. a few years back, the city evaluated this intersection and determined dual left-turn lanes weren't needed, and installed flashing yellow arrow signals instead. henderson admits that new developments in the are an traffic conditions may have changed, however. so, this year, its traffic division will study the area again, and if, warranted,
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remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) still to come on 8 news now good day.. the past couple weeks.. we've been talking about michael phelps and his incredible swimming powers.. but he wasn't always the best.. the reality star that swam laps around him ... and fellow olympian, ryan lochte. and we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload a photo of your pet.. 8 lucky viewers will be o mug! the winners will be announced every friday.///
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for seniors like barbara, social security makes a difference every month. t types who've given congressman joe heck's campaigns over $500,000, social security could mean billions of dollars in fees. that's what privatizing social security means and why joe heck and wall street support it. under heck's privatization plan, retirement security gets risked on the stock market. and the wall street types supporting joe heck make billions. whose side are you on? senate majority pac is responsible
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a las vegas landmark gone in seconds.. a look at the implosion of the riviera .. and what's next for the lot. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... plumes of dust erupted from the blasts..
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be an issue. ((brian loftus)) >> and... parents always looking for ways to save ... how they can buy school supplies .. without breaking the bank. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen.. the rest of the riviera cam crashing down last night .. (( the building .. as people lined the streets to say goodbye to another las vegas classic. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live near las vegas boulevard and convention center... with what's left. hey mike? ((michael stevens)) >> it's hard to believe it's all gone... as you can see there's really just a lot of debris...
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hotel and casino... a fixture of las vegas for 60 years. it was something to see the landmark go down... decades of history gone in about 20 seconds. it was around 2:30 this morning when the last part of the "riv" went down... it was followed by a huge dust cloud that filled the air. a lot of history went down with those towers. the riviera was featured in the rat pack original "ocean's 11" in 1960, the james bond film "diamonds are forever" and "casino" in 1995. let's not forget about all the huge headliners who performed there over the years... but the music stopped in may of last year after a 60-year run: ((lindsay mcgary: to me it's really sad actually, i wish they could've done something to preserve it. but i also understand that's not always how it works and they need to build new businesses. but it's definately disappointing to me in a ways but it's exciting to see something new come out of it. )) ((michael stevens)) >> of course this is the
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first tower went down... now it's all gone. as the las vegas convention and visitors authority makes way for a new chapter here in las vegas. now lets send things over to demetria./// ((demetria obilor)) many of you are posting about the implosion online .. here are a couple comments: just post your memories of the
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sherry, how's the weather?
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that the
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overnight. the dust really just drifted and will eventually thin out. .......... but overnight the winds calmed down a lot from the afternoon and evening. over 35 mph at times. and calm for the implosion. ................ temps hit 108 yesterday - so not quite the 110 as we first thought, but still very hot. ............ today will be very close again at 106 to 107.... and not as windy, but a few breezes.
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a road hazard has been reported on southbound 215 and sahara.
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((brian loftus)) metro police is searching for a shooting suspect.. investigators say two people got into an argument last night near arville and into his vehicle... then fired several rounds at the victim and took off. the victim was rushed to u-m-c trauma... no word yet on any arrests and the investigation is ongoing./// ((michelle mortensen)) and right before that .. a man was stabbed near chaser's pub on rainbow near spring mountain. the victim was taken to the hospital. police do have a suspect in custody./// ((brian loftus)) every wednesday, we ask the sheriff questions from the viewers in our morning cup of joe segment in the 6am hour. to submit a question... just go to las vegas now dot com... and look for the "don't miss"
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school is just around the corner... and that means it's time to get supplies! ((michelle mortensen)) >> i've got ways to save money ... in today's 8 on your side. ((brian loftus)) plus.. kris humphries a swimming star?? the olympians he was better than ... when he was just a kid. ((michelle mortensen)) we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the
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((demetria obilor)) kim kardashian's ex- husband, kris humphries is trending this morning.. apparently, when he was a kid... he was a better swimmer than michael phelps and ryan lochte! usa swimming records from 1995 show he recorded the fastest
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bracket.. he also registered top - 10 finishes in all 9 race categories. this was back when humphries was just 10- years- old. now, some are saying the atlanta hawks basketball player should've stuck to swimming./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) good sunshine to starou
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not as
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temps above 105 for the next couple of days... and then some relief. ................ windy across the west in some areas... big rain in the south again .............. heat on the east coast with heat advisories... and our heat takes a small break by the weekend. demetria, how are the roads? construction is underway in
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crews will be in the area through october. work is happening between executive airport drive and las vegas boulevard. paseo verde is district. expect work to continue through november. back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) back to school spending really does a number on your wallet. ((michelle mortensen)) >> according to a survey by retail-me-not -- moms and dads spend nearly 300 bucks on average per kid! i found some ways to save in
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(sara skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "we are definitely going to see prices increasing. parents in particular, are going to be buying their kids electronics for the back to school season. tablets, laptops, even smartphones and those things add up.")) but there are apps that can save your sanity while saving you some money. loyalty points all in one place. and if you have the bar code of a product you need -- it can help you find the best deals -- so you aren't paying more than you need to. shopkick gives you points just for walking in stores. which can be redeemed for a gift card. giving parents a little something too. and retail me not highlights discounts and sales at some of the top stores. (( (sara skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "jc penny has great offers on apparel and accessories. bed, bath and beyond has great
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lunchboxes and binders even. sears and target also have really great steals and deals for back to school in particular.")) the savings may help you find some extra cash while others are finding dory. (( sara skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "big box office hits are influencing back to school trends. star wars, frozen, angry birds all of these types of images on everything form binders to backpacks to lunchboxes.")) ((brian loftus)) donald trump reveals his ((michelle mortensen)) >> how he plans to determine just how american ... immigrants are.. coming up next on 8 news now good day. plus... (((gayle) ahead on cbs this morning--we'll talk with bob woodward about donald trump's plan to bring back cold war tactics to fight terror. and why some families are paying nearly 500- percent more than they used to for a life-saving allergy treatment. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven. )) ///
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take his new terror plan to wisconsin.. ((brian loftus)) >> he says he's calling for a temporary suspension of
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immigrants to gauge their american values -- calling it extreme vetting. meanwhile, hillary clinton argued trump will let syria become a free zone for isis./// ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// sherry, how's the weather today? demetria, how are the ((sherry swensk)) we're not seeing much left of that suspended dust in the air after the overnight. the dust really just drifted and will eventually thin out. .......... mt. charleston will be a place to
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......................... ................ temps hit 108 yesterday - so not quite as hot as we first thought, but still very hot. ............ as we first today will be very close again at 106 to 107. demetria, how are the roads? traffic is running slowln
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thousands of fans are making their way to graceland in memphis for the annual elvis week celebration. they have a party to remember everything that got him "all shook up" ... from music to movies./// ((michelle mortensen)) and rod stewart just residency next year at the colosseum inside caesars. stewart will be back for seven extra shows next year from march through april. tickets go on sale friday at noon. /// thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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? good morning, it's tuesday, august 16th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." police apprehend a suspect accused of setting the fire that devastated an entire california community. and he may be respon more. donald trump tries to get back on message, laying out a plan to fight isis. he promises to bring back cold war tactics to fight terror. a simple way to save kids from deadly food allergies is becoming more more expensive for families. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> in the cold war, we have an ideological screen. the time is overdue to develop a

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